Hmm...remember I complained 4th of July weekend re the nonstop home fireworks, firecrackers? I do not know why newspaper took so long to tell the story, BUT one man got so fed up here local, he went outside with a shotgun (rifle?) and shot at his neighbors, at them and their house. Yikes. OK so, some of you might remember awhile back I posted what it is like (for me) to have a hypomanic mind...and I KNOW you notice how LONG my posts can be, and how disorganized....yes. I always have like 482973 billion thoughts all swirling and swimming in my head, so yes, I get disorganized, I apologize. I am VERY chatty.....I go to store and chatter up a blue streak.....heck even at gas station while pumping gas, my kids marvel (my kids are shy) at mom who gets involved in a giant conversation at the pumps while filling the BUG! I am so chatty, so social, and have not ever had much time to be able to like join many clubs etc....so I grab conversation where ever I can cuz my son is a man (child) of the least words possible and husband is a man of all words are meant to slam him, and difficult child is a lady of well, I do not know what, and easy child has until recently been so busy anywhere except here at home. Oh yes, the dog and the cats listen to me, I chatter at them nonstop, and I also chatter at my flowers and herbs, LOL and even at the birds at my feeders. I know for long term personal relationships I chatter far too much far too often, I exhaust everyone around me. Unless someone is MORE hypomanic than I am, anyway, and sadly much more hypomanic than me is no longer hypomanic but full blown manic, and full blown manic people for me, seem most often to not make any sense at all. SO I usually content myself to justgrab conversation whenever I can. SO- I have all these thoughts about the news stories here of late....but have been pretty housebound with ill easy child. So, I am feeling sort of chatter deprived. Now yes, I have alwaysbeen um..dramatic......and bordering on frantic. But today? I am looking around at the storms damage, and the house and yard and cars and easy child and well everything. It occurs to me I do not feel very frantic, LOL. SO now I am wondering if I traded frantic in for menopause? LOL. OK thats a weird idea, but...... OK so it seems we are in middle of the recent news items......sort of....well, not exactly, LOL- um...OK so teen easy child became preg at around same time all the controversial stuff about that pregnancy pact thing in the east? Now this week, my local news has had a huge surge of abandoned babies? and killed babies. ACK YUK< grrr. too sad. So it makes me wonder if any of that in the media has any bearing on how ppl are treating easy child right now at docs etc? difficult child - um, at time when her diagnosis etc was just getting going? thats about the same time as one of the BIG school shootings and all that began, and I heard of that shooting so often in IEP meetings, it was so clear (to me) that our school was very scared that um....any child on psychiatric medications MIGHT end up behaving that way, so they wanted to be rid of all kids with psychiatric medications..or something like that. OK, there is a house in my local paper, basement flooded with raw sewage. The sewage coming in occured becuz the village was working on sewer and something went wrong and it forced all this sewage into their home. SO their own ins is saying no, the village must pay, and village is saying no, we are not liable? Yeesh. THis week, our neighborhood is haveing something done called smoke testing and we got letters saying smoke might come up thru our drains into our homes? well, better smoke than raw sewage, huh ? we are NOT on a flood plan, and after Katrina, nevermind we are way north here.I got nervous and called and tried to get flood insurance....no go, could not get. nevermind the fox river is nearby and there are many creeks...... and sure enough since then, we HAVE had some serious floods here, partly becuz of all the new development. (our town and our county population has like quadrupled in 20 years) This guy with the pufferfish toxin? My news here said he had been under scrutiny a few years ago for something? by FBI? like in 06. Today they are wondering how come that investigation did not go anywhere.......well, um, PCs offender was reported to school and police in 1999 but arrest did not occur until 05. and it is going to sourt monthly but is still not even to pretrial hearing. I'm not surprised. Thats just how things seem to work here- and pufferfish guy is HERE. Another article, a lady was found guilty of robbery, BUT the chages for murdering her child are still pending. I am confused why the robbery case went ahead before the murder charges? I suppose maybe there might be some "logical" reason..but it just seems to me it sends a message robbery is more "bad" than killing her child? OK I guess since my coffee cup is dry, I better go start doing things around here again. I have finally cooled off some, its "time to make the donuts"